Harpoon

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    Harpoon

    Directed by

    Canada

    2019

    82 min

    • English

    Drama

    When his girlfriend Sasha and best friend Jonah give hothead Richard a harpoon for his birthday, he wants to try this new toy out right away. So the three of them set out for a day trip on a boat, but suspicion and jealousy soon start to get the upper hand. Before long, the tension has become unbearable. To make matters worse, the boat’s engine fails and then it turns out they left their supplies on shore: a nerve-wracking struggle for survival ensues that spares no one’s secrets – or blood.
    This post-modern adaptation of a story by Edgar Allan Poe in which three shipwrecked sailors draw lots to see who has to sacrifice himself as a cannibalistic snack, is a bloodthirsty thriller that leaves sufficient space for laughs. It’s painfully obvious from (nautical) miles away that this triangular relationship is not going to end well.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Munro Chambers
    Emily Tyra
    Christopher Gray
    Screenplay
    Rob Grant
    Cinematography
    Charles Hamilton
    Editing
    Rob Grant
    Matt Lyon
    Music
    Michelle Osis
    Sales
    YELLOW VEIL PICTURES
    Production
    775 MEDIA CORP
    Rob Grant

    Rob Grant

    Canada

    Rob Grant was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. He attended the Capilano University’s Motion Picture Production Program before continuing on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He gained knowledge of the film industry through working in the editing department on such features as CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE A-TEAM, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN, and most recently 20th Century Fox’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. While working full time in the editing department, Rob used his free time to write, direct and edit three feature films. His debut film YESTERDAY (2009), a 16mm zombie flick shot when he was just 21, played at Fantasia and Fantastic Fest as well as Internationally on the festival circuit. His sophomore effort pushed boundaries as a horror movie disguised as a buddy comedy called MON AMI (2012), which received widespread acclaim on the festival circuit and glowing reviews from such sites as Variety, The Examiner, and Film Threat. His third film, DESOLATE (2013), is an experimental return to no-budget filmmaking, shot with no crew and no script and is about a young man coming to grips with reality after a horrible breakup with his long-term girlfriend. His film HARPOON (2019) had its world premiere at IFFR.